PM urges universities to aim to produce nobel laureates

KOTA KINABALU: Universities and educators are urged to stand out and produce nobel laureates.

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pic) said universities must restructure or come up with programmes that portray their strength regarding an issue or topic.

“They should focus on what they are good at and put emphasis on dwelling deeper into what they know best so that they can contribute outside campuses and become a source of guide or referral, ” he said at a scholarship handing over ceremony at Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) here Friday (Sept 11).

He advised educators to come up with ways to produce nobel laureates, to make the country proud. He said this will show that our education system is capable of competing in a global environment.

On improving the standard of education in Sabah and the country as a whole, Muhyiddin said funding for skill training and the sort are needed.

“We need collaborations from various stakeholders for education funds, training and so on as the government has limited funds to work alone,” he said.

In this respect, he commended Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) for its corporate social responsibilities and in offering study grants for students nationwide.

A total of 154 students in Sabah received the scholarship this year.